Did you know that in the province of Quebec, there were 101 companies competing to construct and operate telephone lines in 1913? In that year, they hired 6,009 employees with total reported payrolls of 1,808,978 $ or 303 $ annually per worker. In dollars of 2010, this meant 5005 $. At that time, there were 81,913 telephones in the province of Quebec.
Source: Annuaire Statistique du Québec, 1914, p.353